Welcome to Children's Corner book reviews from 4MBS Classic Radio FM in Brisbane. Here you will find short annotations of the children's books reviewed by Kerry Neary in Children's Corner on 4MBS, together with the details you need to find them at your favourite bookstore. Any prices shown are the publisher's Australian recommended price and may vary depending on where you shop. You are welcome to use these reviews for newsletters and the like with appropriate acknowledgement.

Jan 12, 2017

My sister is a superhero

Damian Young, illustrated by Peter Carnavas

First Nana was a ninja, then Pop was a pirate and now it’s big sister’s turn. The same rollicking pattern shows various sisters in random fanciful activities; none are as spectacular as our sister. It’s refreshing that Big Sister is the one that earns little brother’s admiration for her daring. The rhyming text sparkles with rippling riffs that surprise: lions sipping tea by silver lakes; dwarves digging chocolate inside cakes; and ultimately she reads me stories in the skies. Words pique the imagination while illustrations embellish with boldness, adventure and unfeigned enthusiasm. Be alert for brief cameo appearances. What a family!